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Profile


NBD Ventures is an executive management team that specializes in investing in, advising on and executing strategic growth initiatives in the technology, media and entertainment industry. We operate multi million dollar businesses, monetize content, execute to plan and resolve organizational pain points. 

We have advised on and completed over USD 20 billion of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and exits.

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Profile


NBD Ventures is an executive management team that specializes in investing in, advising on and executing strategic growth initiatives in the technology, media and entertainment industry. We operate multi million dollar businesses, monetize content, execute to plan and resolve organizational pain points. 

We have advised on and completed over USD 20 billion of capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and exits.


What We Do

  • NBD Ventures is an executive management team that specializes in investing in,  advising on and executing strategic growth initiatives in the technology, media and entertainment industry

  • Our capabilities have been proven to achieve top line revenue growth, margin expansion and enhancements to corporate valuation and shareholder value

  • We are expert business operators and professional advisers who analyze and resolve organizational pain points

  • We have a deep understanding of and extensive experience in operating multi million dollar businesses in the Asia Pacific region

  • We have strong networks across traditional and startup companies in Asia giving us access to a broad base for partnerships and opportunities

  • We are globally attuned working with MNC clients across APAC to deliver strategic and operational transformations


Our Business Structure

Advisory Engagements

Advisory engagements with NBD Ventures can take three forms (1) retainer based, (2) sweat for equity, and (3) executive seconding.

Strategic Investments

NBD Ventures targets minority strategic investments into early stage innovation companies with strong cash flow generation capability, mature, ethical, and driven founders that typically have 10+ years of industry experience.

NBD Lead Businesses

Business opportunities pursued in partnership with established entrepreneurs. External fundraising is not required to achieve positive cash flow and profitability. 

Charitable Causes

NBD Ventures contributes to causes that focus on economic empowerment, science and technology innovation.


The Team

Our Experience. Your Competitive Edge.

Nina is an international executive with 15 years experience in business development, new product development and digital and broadcast media. She has worked in Sydney, London and spent 7 years with Turner International (a Time Warner company) in HK as Director of Business Development APAC responsible for new product development. Recently, Nina has been advising companies and startups with business strategy and product development for market entry and product launch. Nina holds a BComm and GradDipMgmt from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Evan has 10 years of investment banking experience with Citibank and HSBC. He has advised some of Hong Kong's largest listed companies and international MNCs on over USD 20 billion of corporate finance initiatives including strategic mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, initial public offerings, debt issuance, and other capital raising methods. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and investor, having established, operated and sold multiple businesses in computing, manufacturing, and F&B industries. Evan holds an MBA in finance from the Australian National University (he is the youngest MBA graduate in the world at 21) and holds a BSc in mathematics, physics, computer science and chemistry from the University of Guelph, Canada.

Michelle is a solicitor qualified in New South Wales and Hong Kong with over 15 years experience. She is an Accredited Mediator, Senior Counsel and a member of the Asia Pacific management team at a large international media company. She advises on corporate matters and strategic investments, such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions as well as day-to-day media operations. She currently sits on the board of a joint venture media company. Michelle holds a BComm (Finance) and LLB from Macquarie University. Michelle has been acknowledged as the Best In-House Lawyer of 2015 in Hong Kong by APAC Insider's Business Awards.

Ian has over 20 years experience in senior operations and strategy roles in media and entertainment. Ian was head of the APAC business for a major international media and entertainment company. He held P&L responsibility for over 17 channels, 17 websites and various mobile services in the APAC region. He was responsible for a number of cross border acquisitions and joint ventures. Ian is a respected industry veteran in media, entertainment and broadcasting. He is now an investor in digital businesses and advises firms on governance and joint venture operations and sits on a number of boards across the region.


Our Collective Experience

Media Joint Ventures & Alliances

  • Cartoon Network (Korea)
  • CNN Indonesia
  • Boomerang (Thailand)
  • Qtv (Korea)
  • TurnOut Ventures (Hong Kong)

Media Acquisitions

  • NDTV Imagine (India)
  • Mondo and Tabi Channels (Japan)

Media Product Launches

  • CNNGo/CNN Travel

Other M&A

Buy side advisory

  • USD 2.4b acquisition of CSL New World Mobility by HKT (6823.HK) 
  • USD 2.1b acquisition of ING Asian insurance (Hong Kong, Thailand and Macau) by Pacific Century 
  • USD 1.65b acquisition of Langham Place Hong Kong by Champion REIT (2778.HK) IFR Asia’s Hong Kong Capital Markets Deal of the Year 2008
  • RMB 1.5b acquisition of Sheraton Shenyang Lido by Hui Xian REIT (87001.HK)
  • USD 190m investment into SG listed China Fishery Group (BOZ.SG) by the Carlyle Group

Sell side advisory

  • USD 50m pre-IPO investment into Super 8 Hotels by Aetos Capital

Capital Raising

Equity

  • USD 1.2b common share offering by Canadian listed Husky Energy (HSE.TSX)
  • USD 1.0b rights issue by HKT (6823.HK)
  • USD 1b block trade by Sun Hung Kai Properties (16.HK)
  • USD 530m top-up placement by Kerry Properties (683.HK)
  • USD 500m rights issue by First Pacific Company Limited (142.HK)
  • USD 400m GDR by Korean listed Doosan Infracore (042670.KR)
  • USD 150m IPO of Meadville Holdings (3313.HK)
  • USD 150m block trade in Sino-Ocean Land (3377.HK)
  • USD 141m sell-down by FWD Life Insurance in HKT (6823.HK)
  • USD 90m Rights issue by Global Bio-chem Technology Group (809.HK)

Debt

  • USD 600m convertible bond by Champion REIT (2778.HK)
  • USD 500m exchangeable bond into China Overseas Land (688.HK)
  • USD 150m RMB settled bond by SG listed Pacific Andes Resource Development (P11.SG)
  • USD 13m convertible bond buy-back by Far East Consortium (35.HK)

Investments & Exits

  • Champion Sample Cards
  • Champion Commercial Printing
  • Champion Graphics
  • Champion Computers
  • Naxius Technologies
  • Ming’s Restaurants
  • VirtualChow
  • Marshmallow Nannies

Where preparation collides with opportunity.